European stock-index futures were little changed, after the region��s equities yesterday rose to their highest level in more than six years, as investors awaited a report on U.K. industrial production. U.S. index futures slipped, while Asian shares advanced.
Futures on the Euro Stoxx 50 Index expiring this month were unchanged at 3,305 at 7:17 a.m. in London. Contracts on the FTSE 100 Index lost 0.2 percent to 6,852. Standard & Poor��s 500 Index futures dropped 0.2 percent to 1,946.7, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.3 percent.
The benchmark Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose for a fourth day yesterday as stronger-than-estimated economic growth in Japan encouraged optimism that the global recovery remains on track.
An Office for National Statistics report at 9:30 a.m. in London today will show that industrial output in Europe��s third-largest economy climbed 0.4 percent in April, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News. The measure of production fell 0.1 percent in March.
Source : Bloomberg